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FEBRUARY 23, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 8

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC staff February 15 shared a draft test methodology to determine CO emission rates of portable generators with other members of a UL 2201 task group.


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CPSC staff February 13 queried an IBM representative about a case management software platform featuring Watson content analytics.

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Commissioner Marietta Robinson and her staff February 18 gave the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) suggestions on improving safe sleep and recall effectiveness.


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General Electric (GE) will pay $3.5 million and create a compliance program to settle CPSC allegations it violated Section 15(b) reporting obligations involving ranges and dishwashers.


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Compliance and enforcement priorities made available February 19 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) includes good product safety practices among its priorities.


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An EU contractor report, made available February 13, made eight recommendations to improve European product safety surveillance.

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Expect more details in March on the timing of the first releases of two periodic product safety reports from Health Canada.


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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) February 18 assembled four scientists for a media teleconference on CPSC phthalates activity.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) February 19 said it is filing suit in Washington D.C. U.S. district court alleging CPSC has failed even to acknowledge a December 2014 Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request.

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DG Growth is seeking input until the end of April on two areas of REACH authorization.

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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) last month urged more research on electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from consumer products.


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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) February 12 promoted the AU$2,650 fine involving internet sales of used products.

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The EU’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), by next December, wants a scientific opinion on biological effects of ultraviolet radiation.


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The EU’s RAPEX system had a record number of notices in 2014 with 2,388.

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RAPEX reactions in the EU rose above 2,700 in 2014.


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Apothecary Products will pay $400,000 to settle allegations by California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) that it sold glass cleaning wipes that violated limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs).


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Briefs on ROVs, upholstered furniture, chemicals, cable strippers, Christmas trees, cocktail shakers.


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Briefs on amusement rides, building material, colored pencils, joint systems, dishwashers, fire tests, batteries, building joints, burglar alarms, extinguishing systems, generators, panelboards, sprinklers, table saws, washing machines, wiring, compressed gas, doors, office furnishings, windows.


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Briefs on textiles, online sales, nanotech, global injuries, heaters, inflatable spas, cleaning products, light bulbs, more.